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  • Do you want to create captures faster?

    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    GrabzIt is excited to announce we have just released a geo-targeting system! This applies to all captures that convert URLs, such as converting URLs to images, PDF’s and Word documents
  • DOCX conversions are coming!

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    You probably haven’t heard much from GrabzIt for a while, well that’s not because we haven’t been busy…we have been beavering away for the last three months creating a new HTML to DOCX conversion service for you and we want you to have an early look.

  • Take screenshots without popups!

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Over the coming weeks we are going to start rolling out an update to our API's that allows you to hide HTML elements. This will be especially useful for hiding those annoying inline modal popups that some websites use to encourage users to perform actions.

  • Milestones of 2016

    Thursday, January 05, 2017

    2016 has been a momentous year for GrabzIt here is a round-up of some of our major achievements!

  • Convert HTML with GrabzIt!

    Thursday, October 06, 2016

    GrabzIt’s API now supports direct HTML conversion. This means you can write a piece of HTML pass it to GrabzIt and it will be converted into a image or PDF. Without the need to create a HTML page that GrabzIt can read. However any resources such as CSS and images should be embedded in the page or publicly accessible.

  • Fundamental Quality Improvement for PDF Service!

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    Our webpage to PDF service is undergoing a massive quality improvement by switching our web capture technology from using WebKit to Chromium base code. This follows a similar upgrade to our image screenshot service that occurred just over two months ago.

  • Huge screenshot quality improvement!

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016

    We are moving our image screenshot technology from using WebKit base code to Chromium. This has been a complicated piece of work but we believe you will be pleased with the results.

  • Screenshot a web page in a browser window

    Saturday, October 24, 2015

    Sometimes there is a requirement not to just take a screenshot of a web page but to have the screenshot image wrapped by the browser window. So a user can see what the screenshot would appear like from their own browser window.

  • How to scrape a website to extract web content with GrabzIt

    Saturday, October 10, 2015

    Web scraping is used to extract information from usually unstructured data sources on the Internet such as HTML and PDF documents.

  • Three easy ways to screenshot a URL with GrabzIt

    Saturday, September 26, 2015

    The simplest way to screenshot a URL is to use GrabzIt's Online Screenshot Tool, first create a new task enter the URL of the website you want to take a screenshot of, specify any special options and then your URL screenshot will be returned to you using the method you specified.

  • Creating webpage screenshots as fast as possible

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    We have recently finished a series of improvements to our services to make it as fast as possible to create webpage screenshots, run a scrape or create a animated GIF etc.

    First of all we analysed our hardware and made several changes that has greatly sped up screenshot generation times.

  • Video to GIF Chrome Extension

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    For the first time ever GrabzIt has released its own Chrome Extension, which makes converting YouTube and Vimeo videos straight into animated GIF's easy.

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